Inclusive Excellence Workshops

Inclusive Excellence Education Program

The Inclusive Excellence Education Program support The Ohio State University's Shared Values and the goals of the Academic Plan. Through sharing best practices for upholding our pillars of Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion and Respect and Dignity, our education program supports campus-wide efforts to create an inclusive and equitable institution where all individuals can fully participate and succeed in the life of our campuses.

Our program is designed to support faculty, staff and other university employees. We offer a variety of educational experiences to build the skills necessary for our Buckeye community to enact our shared values, every day.

Our Upcoming Workshops

Descriptions of the various workshops offered, as well as links to register for each, are listed below. All of our workshops can be requested and customized for your team.

Our DEI Foundations workshop aims to host a reset on what diversity, equity and inclusion means for you and/or your team. Through personal reflection, redefining core concepts, and reframing the work around justice, this workshop provides a meaningful opportunity to discuss what DEI currently looks like for you and/or your team, as well as shape what it can look like moving forward.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Register for the 6/4/2024 | 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. workshop

The first step in the social change process is self-reflection. Our Social Identity 101 workshop offers participants a guided opportunity to dive deeper into understanding their social identities and privileges. Participants will learn how social identity connects to oppression, debunk the myth of reverse oppression, and identify ways in which we navigate away from defensiveness and guilt to leverage our privileges and/or power for advocacy and social change.

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The disability community is the largest minoritized community in the world (The World Health Organization, 2023). This 90-minute workshop aims to help participants understand what ableism is and the many ways this system of oppression impacts the disability community. Participants will learn frameworks for understanding ableism and disability as well as concrete skills to interrupt ableism in our everyday lives.

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“I just don't know how to have this conversation.” If you have ever had this thought, this workshop is for you. Difficult conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) range from conceptual to conflict resolution. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn what is important to consider when having difficult DEI conversations and offers concrete tools to avoid harmful conversations in favor of healing ones.

Upcoming Workshops

Register for the 7/17/2024 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. workshop

A fundamental part of skill building is practice. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to practice the dialogue building skills and de-escalation techniques introduced in our Navigating Difficult DEI Conversations workshop. Participants will be given different workplace scenarios and will collaborate with one another to apply these dialogue building and de-escalation skills in real time. Note: This workshop is designed to be attended after our Navigating Difficult DEI Conversations workshop.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Register for the 8/1/2024 |11:30 am – 1:00 p.m. workshop

Sometimes when working towards diversity, equity, and inclusion, we discover a need to take a collective step back and address unresolved challenges that arise in our teams. These challenges can have an impact on workplace culture and can create barriers that inhibit our collective growth and ability to make positive change. Each challenge is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of our colleagues, learn how to resolve conflict constructively and support team growth and evolution. Our 90-minute Reflect and Reset workshop guides workplace groups through a series of reflection activities designed to help groups identify ways to address needs and take actionable steps to move forward collectively.

BY REQUEST ONLY
E-mail antoun.5@osu.edu for workshop requests.

Microaggressions cause harm in every workplace. Yet many of us remain confused about what a microaggression is, how to know if one is happening / has happened, and the numerous ways microaggressions impact others. This 90-minute workshop offers a deep dive into microaggressions, microaggessive terminology, and the impacts of microaggressions in our everyday lives. By offering participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge of microaggressions, our workshop aims to encourage the understanding, compassion and confidence necessary to identifying microaggressions and intervening when they are happening.

BY REQUEST ONLY
E-mail antoun.5@osu.edu for workshop requests.

This workshop focuses on how we can address microaggressions. Participants will learn microintervention strategies that can be used when we experience or witness a microaggression, as well as learn how to prepare for microintervention in the workplace. This is an application-based workshop, and participants will have numerous opportunities to practice these strategies as well as reflect on how they can use them moving forward. This workshop is designed to be attended after Microaggressions 101.

BY REQUEST ONLY
E-mail antoun.5@osu.edu for workshop requests.

When learning about microaggressions, many of us wonder how we can intervene when we experience or witness a microaggression. But what do we do when someone tells us we are the person enacting a microaggression? How can we practice dismantling microaggressions in our everyday self-expression at work? How do we empathetically and consistently hold ourselves and each other accountable? This workshop offers participants an opportunity to reflect on the ways all of us can perpetuate microaggressions and will explore how to move forward once we've been made aware of the microaggressions we perpetuate. Participants will build skills such as crafting meaningful apologies, learning to understand and say what we really mean, and strategies for holding ourselves accountable.

BY REQUEST ONLY
E-mail antoun.5@osu.edu for workshop requests.

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Strategic Diversity Planning, Training and Assessment unit in this 90-minute workshop designed to help participants better understand the most common microaggressions that impact the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community. Participants will learn the impacts these microaggressions have on folks across APIDA identities and formulate ways to take action to dismantle these microaggressions in our everyday lives.

BY REQUEST ONLY
E-mail antoun.5@osu.edu for workshop requests.

A fundamental part of skill building is practice. This workshop gives participants an opportunity to practice how we can address microaggressions. Participants will work together to apply microintervention strategies that can be used when we experience or witness a microaggression, as well as practice strategies for how to respond to microintervention resistance and microintervention with supervisors / leadership. Note: This workshop is designed to be attended after Microaggressions 102.

BY REQUEST ONLY
E-mail antoun.5@osu.edu for workshop requests.

For Asian and Asian American communities, the global response to COVID-19 has meant a reiteration of anti-Asian racism and scapegoating. Since January 2020, Asian and Asian American communities have lived with unceasing, racially motivated attacks, ranging from verbal berating and humiliation to brutal acts of violence targeting our communities' most vulnerable. The Atlanta murders of six Asian identifying women, and the countless, daily attacks on Asian elders, several of which have ended in fatalities, are evidence of this violence.

BY REQUEST ONLY
E-mail antoun.5@osu.edu for workshop requests.

For decades, Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) folks have been denied our racial reality. Socially constructed perceptions of either academic or professional success have made us a “model minority," effectively erasing our historical and present day experiences with systemic racism and oppression. When we unpack the numerous identities that exist within the APIDA community and the historical legacy of oppression APIDA folks contend with on a daily basis, we see that the label of “model minority” is nothing but a myth, and that this label serves a very different sociological function.

BY REQUEST ONLY
E-mail antoun.5@osu.edu for workshop requests.

Have questions or need accommodations?

If you have any questions or require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact Sophia Antoun at antoun.5@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.